2900 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV89136 (Westside)
2900 W Sahara Ave
2900 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV89136 (Westside)
8732 N Lake Blvd
Kings Beach, CA 96143
100 E. Main St
Beatty, NV 89003
Another stop on our way out to Reno, NV was KC’s Outpost. Saw some great reviews on Yelp! and being that there wasn’t a lot of other choices here, it was a must for us. When we got there, it looked like your usually small spot to eat at. Nothing special. Although I have to give it to the view. Being from Houston, TX we don’t get to enjoy mountain backdrops, or even hills for that matter, so it’s always really nice to see them when we are traveling. Going over the menu it’s hard to choose something in a place that you’ve never been to. So I decided to go with something that I’ve never had anywhere else, The French Dip Sandwich. My wife stuck with something safe and went with the Turkey Sandwich. Everything was great and fresh tasting. Always make me wonder about places that are out in the middle of nowhere and not close to any big cities, but this place is great. If you make this drive and you’ve never been, please do yourself a favor and stop. I love the atmosphere of this place too, very laid back, small town, “everyone knows each other”, type of place. I love that.
Now to the food. The French Dip Sandwich was great. The meat was so tender and juicy. Honestly wasn’t crazy about the dip, not because they didn’t make it right, but I know that kind of dip, I’m not totally crazy about. Just not my thing. But the sandwich was great enough on it’s own that the dip didn’t bother me so much. The bread was great, just a yummy overall sandwich. Probably could have been a little bit bigger, but I do have a big appetite, so you can’t base the size on me. I like to eat. The potato salad we great, but it was in a tiny shot glass of a serving. What am I supposed to do with this tease?
My wife got the turkey sandwich and I did have a bit of it. Also tasty and very fresh tasting as well. Love that they pack it with meat and veggies. You can’t go wrong with either or. If I ever find my way back I’m definitely stopping here again and trying out something else. Sadly, I’m not sure when that ever will be.
1919 Old Town Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
People of Albuquerque New Mexico and surrounding areas!!! You have a GEM here!!!!! GOTTA EAT MORE, is what my GEM stands for. I literally just made that up as I was typing, just go with it. We ate quite a few places during our road trip, and THIS is by fare my favorite place. The staff were all genuine and nice, it was in a little area perfect for shopping. Nice inside and out. It was a perfect day to sit outside as well. Heck, even the restrooms were nice! And the food, oh the food. Let me tell you about the food.
We ordered table side, guac to start off. My wife ordered the Quesadillas and Guac (she likes guacamole) and I ordered the Backstreet Nachos. Our server was super nice and friendly and was easy to talk to about our travels. I told her I would be writing this entry, but not sure if she even remembers us cause it’s been a while. I forget her name, sad to say, but she was awesome and I hope she sees this. The table side guacamole was great. I love that they put cheese on everything. Give me more! Love the chips too, perfect for scooping salsa and guac. My wife’s quesadillas were tasty as well. Lots of cheese and chicken. They aren’t greedy with their ingredients. And I’m okay with that. Now the Nachos… oh the nachos. How wonderful those nachos were. And man did they pile those nachos up! So tasty. That pulled pork works wonders with the cheese, hatch green chile and relish that the put on there. My only regret is going in there not starving. I’m ashamed to say that I could NOT finish this plate. Yes, I did have plenty of salsa, quac and chips but that’s still no excuse. Unfortunately I could not take a to-go box since we were traveling and no where near our next hotel.
If I ever pass through Albuquerque again, you better believe I’m stopping here. I want to try everything on this menu! This is a MUST if you’re here. Don’t take my word for it, look at the pictures! I’m drooling looking at them.
No longer Spurlock’s Super Dog Drive In, this little spot in LaMesa, TX can be quickly overlooked. I know LaMesa is not a big town to begin with, but the road this place is at is a bit lonely. In fact when we drove by it, we thought it was closed. No cars, no lights, no one in the windows. Place looks like it can use quite a few touch ups as well. But we stopped, just to make sure. Of course we also almost drove by because we were looking for Spurlock’s. But according to our host, it’s been Rocky’s for about 2 years and counting now.So, I got myself a cheeseburger with fries and a super dog. The burger was tasty, the bread was nice. Fries were fresh cut and tasty as well. Really reminded me a lot of Sonic to be honest. The corn dog was nice. Told me the batter is hand made. Definitely tasted handmade and freshly fried, nothing from a box. Not a bad little spot if you’re passing through. I can’t say that it was super special or special tasting, but if you’re looking for something besides the big corp franchises in town, definitely a nice little change.
Hwy 83 at Hwy 87
Eden, Texas 76837
You know what I like almost as much as I like meat? Dried meat. I only wish it wasn’t so expensive! But there is a price to pay for good food, I suppose. On our road trip out West, we stopped in Eden, Texas for some gas, and it just happened to be in the same spot as Venison World. Gas and meat. One stop shop. It’s a nice little spot, well kept on the inside. Don’t be scared away by the deer protecting the shop, he’s actually quite friendly. Quiet little fellow. They not only have jerky in here, they also have gear, lotions, jams, etc. But that’s not what I was interested in. They do offer samples so you can try some of them before you make a decision on what to get. I decided on the buffalo jerky this time around. Good stuff, not too dry and the spices were great. If you’re ever passing by this little spot, do stop by and check it out. They have a lot of meats to choose from and the staff is friendly. You can’t lose.
1503 S 1st St78704 (South Austin)
So-Fi (S. 1st St. District), Bouldin Creek
You know what I like on my donut? Nothing but glaze. Keep it simple. Nothing beats a warm Shipley’s Donut in my opinion. So when I decided to try out this spot, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like it because it would be overdoing a simple food. Finding it wasn’t too hard. They have recently relocated, so make sure you’re at the new place and not the old. They are in a small little area with two other food trucks/trailers. Parking isn’t too bad, although it was packed when we got there. Not sure if it was a busy time or it’s just always like that. Although it seemed like maybe it shared the lot with the building next door too. They have some picnic tables outside, and although the truck next to them had some umbrellas to protect from the sun, Gourdough’s didn’t. Luckily for us we had the shade of a nearby tree to help us out at this particular time of day.
I liked the variety of the menu. Seems like they have something for everyone. Only a few peaked my interest, but none like The Flying Pig. Bacon and maple syrup icing? Yes please! It did not disappoint. Just like letting the syrup run into your Bacon during breakfast, it had that same beautiful taste. It was a bit more thick because it was icing, and to be honest I think the syrup alone would have been great, it was still a good donut. Pretty filling for one donut. Probably could have eaten another one, if I had some milk. My wife tried the Fat Elvis and she gave me a bite to try it out. Bacon, bananas, peanut butter icing and honey. Also pretty tasty, except I’m not a fan of adding bananas. I love eating bananas but just by themselves. Still a tasty treat if you’re into this Elvis mix.
Overall it was a cool place. Nice experience. The staff was nice and helpful. At one point the lady at the window left somewhere and there was no one to take any orders even though there was someone in the back doing something. But that could have been a rare occasion. I wouldn’t mind stopping by again if I was passing through Austin just to try out some of the other donuts.
531 N Main St
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Schulenburg, Texas… what a nice little town. Ran a 5K there recently and had the opportunity to check out this spot that had such rave reviews on Yelp. I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. This spot had a nice feel to it. A small/old town feel to it, almost like the Old West. Even the bulbs were vintage, very cool. I can only imagine what this place looks like at night or when there’s some LIVE music going.
So we started off with some Fried Pickles and Fried Okra. Now I didn’t eat any of the okra, but they said it was delicious. The Fried Pickles were great. The batter was great and it stuck to the pickles wonderfully. Nothing breaking off or falling apart. Very tasty indeed.
I got myself the Cowboy burger, pretty good size. Talk about full of flavor. The Bacon, onion ring, jalapenos and BBQ sauce all went together perfectly. Every bite was just as good as the previous one. It can get a little messy towards the end, but nothing bad at all. And you know me, I don’t mind getting messy when it comes to food. The fries were a natural cut style and tasty as well. It’s a great plate if you want a good burger to fill you up.
My wife tried out the pizza, which I think was the supreme pizza? Not sure what it’s called on the menu. I’m not a big fan of supreme pizza (I try not to make a salad on my pizza) so I can’t really comment on the taste of it. But the thickness and size were great and she seemed to enjoy it. So I will it at that.
Overall the place was really nice and the service was good. Definitely recommended if you’re passing through or even by. You won’t be disappointed at all.
6400 Woodway Drive
Houston, Texas 77057
I have to admit, it is nice having a restaurant on campus. With how busy our schedule can be at times, being able to run across campus to get something is always a plus. Jane’s Grill offers a lot on their menu. On this particular day, I decided to go for the Burrito Bowl. Plenty of food to go around here, so if you’re looking for something filling, this is a good choice. Now, I might add that I haven’t ordered anything off their menu that didn’t fill me up, so you don’t have to worry about that.
Big fried, taco shell. Nice chunks of chicken, corn, tomatoes, beans, cheese, rice and I think maybe some lettuce somewhere in there all topped with some sour cream. All tasty. You will have to do some mixing around as it seems that they packed it in in sections. Not a big deal for me, I don’t mind a little stirring. Everything tasted extremely fresh and lots of flavor. My only problem with this dish is that they give me this tiny cup of dressing. I mean, this bow is pretty big, I’m not sure how they thought I would even get close to covering this thing with the dressing they provided. I guess I should have asked for more, but it’s almost a difference in size that you shouldn’t have to. Other than that, the meal was great! So if you’re around the area, feel free to stop by. Don’t be turned off that it’s in a church, everyone is welcome. Many neighboring business stop by for the eats everyday. Don’t miss out.